Galeazzo I Visconti

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Galeazzo I Visconti
Lord of Milan
19th century fantasy portrait of Galeazzo I Visconti
Coat of arms Coat of arms of the House of Visconti (1277).svg
Reign 1329 - 1339
Predecessor Galeazzo I
Successor Luchino
Spouse(s) Beatrice d'Este
Issue
Noble family House of Visconti
Father Matteo I Visconti
Mother Bonacossa Borri
Born 21 January 1277
Died 6 August 1328

Galeazzo I Visconti (21 January 1277 – 6 August 1328) was lord of Milan from 1322 to 1327.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was the son of Matteo I Visconti and Bonacosa Borri. On 24 June 1300 he married Beatrice d'Este, daughter of Obizzo II d'Este. The following year the Visconti were however forced to leave Milan and he lived at the Este and Bonacolsi courts for several years.

In 1322 he was named capitano del popolo in Milan, but was soon forced to leave again the city due to a revolt set up by his cousin Lodrisio Visconti. With the support of Emperor Louis IV, at Vaprio he defeated an army sent against him by the Pope. In 1328, after accusations of betrayal from his brother Marco, as well as that of the assassination of his brother Stefano Visconti, the emperor had him imprisoned in Monza. Galeazzo was freed in March 1328 and took shelter under the other Ghibelline leader of Italy at the time, Castruccio Castracani. However, he died at Pescia a few months later.

His son Azzone succeeded him in Milan. His daughter Ricciarda was married to Tommaso II di Saluzzo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tolfo, Maria Grazia; Colussi, Paolo (February 7, 2006). "Storia di Milano ::: I Visconti:" [History of Milan::: The Visconti]. Storia di Milano (in Italian). Milano: Storiadimilano. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 


Preceded by
Matteo I Visconti
Lord of Milan
1322–1327
Succeeded by
Azzone Visconti